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Colette V.

Reading and Writing - no 'rithmetic

Oak Park, IL (60301)

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I love reading and writing, and I love helping other people fall in love with the written English language. I have written a blog in the past, and will soon return to blogging. I have written employee handbooks, job descriptions, business letters, family histories, company minutes, and many other writing assignments. I minored in English in college, and have never stopped learning. When I write, my goals are clarity and brevity. My writing is as long as it needs to be but no longer, and I eliminate all fluff and repetition. I have graded standardized tests, and prepared and given training in the areas of employment law, safety, and OSHA compliance.

I'm a graduate of a Catholic grade school in which grammar and reading were stressed. I can still diagram a sentence!

I also have two master's degrees in areas in which clear writing is critical: public administration and human resources management.

Being able to express oneself in writing is essential to success in today's world. I would love to help you shine.

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Colette’s subjects

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Study Skills

I have successfully completed a bachelors degree and two masters degrees. I have tutored for Literacy Volunteers of America. I set up a training program in basic skills, math, and reading for a manufacturing company. I have also graded ISAT reading and math tests for Pearson Education.

When I read a chapter for a class, I highlight key points as I read the passage for the first time. Then I re-read the highlighted sections. If I have time, I write important points on note cards and review the cards several times.


I have a bachelors degree in political science, a masters degree in public administration, and a masters degree in human resources and industrial relations. I am a Senior Professional in Human Resources. I have 25 years experience in the human resources field, and have written many employee handbooks, reports, etc. I also created an in-house training program for employees who had poor reading and writing skills.

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Outstanding tutor! — Colette has been very patient with our son. She is always punctual and prepares for the sessions. Without a doubt she always goes an extra mile. We highly recommend Colette. ...

— Veronica from La Grange, IL on 5/20/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

No shows, no calls will be charged $25.00.

Travel policy

Colette will travel within 20 miles of Oak Park, IL 60301.

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